Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stylizing Marilyn

J. Seward Johnson, the octagenarian sculptor, recently had his huge sculpture of Marilyn Monroe erected in Pioneer Court here in downtown Chicago.

This is a still from the scene between Marilyn and Tom Ewell in the film "The Seven Year Itch".  The following are a few shots of what I prefer to call "J. Seward's Folly".

It's obvious I do not care for this thing.  It entices all, men especially, to stand below the crotch area and have photos taken looking or reaching up.  Do small children really need to see Daddy looking up a skirt?

What interested me more was the lack of 'quality control' in the assembly of this monstrosity.  Just look at the lumpy arm below.

Pretty poorly done, wouldn't you say?

I ended my Mag Mile sojourn simply by rotating 180 degrees in order to view much more impressive 'sculpture'!

Trump Tower and the Wrigley Building